Landrieu campaign impugns Marine's character for political purposes

To what lengths will Mary Landrieu go to defend her ObamaCare record? Apparently attacking the integrity of a Louisiana combat veteran who lost his insurance because of her ObamaCare vote is perfectly acceptable to this career politician. Making matters even worse for Landrieu was today’s news that the Obama White House is working behind the scenes to trigger another round of health plan cancellations, despite the President and Landrieu’s promise that people could keep their current plans. So much for Louisiana’s “indispensable” Senator.  

 

“It’s understandable that in the face of tremendous public opposition to her vote for ObamaCare that Sen. Landrieu is feeling the heat, but attacking a Louisiana combat veteran’s integrity is beyond the pale. The only thing Mr. Schiff appears to have done wrong is speak out about how Mary Landrieu’s ObamaCare vote cost him is insurance like more than 60,000 other Louisianans. It’s beyond disappointing that Sen. Landrieu is resorting to such demagoguery simply so she can remain in Washington to continue rubberstamping President Obama’s liberal agenda.” – Ben Voelkel, RNC spokesman

 

MORE HEALTH PLAN CANCELLATIONS ARE COMING THANKS TO OBAMACARE

Another Wave Of Health Insurance Plan Cancellations Are On The Horizon As The Obama Administration Attempts To Get Rid Of Fixed Benefit Health Plans. “The Obama administration is quietly trying to stamp out some of the skimpiest health plans, a decision that industry officials say could trigger yet another wave of cancellation notices. The administration is targeting a type of coverage called fixed benefit or indemnity insurance, which give patients a fixed sum of money whenever they visit the doctor or land in a hospital.” (Sarah Kliff, “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Might Lose It. Again,” Vox, 4/24/14)

  • General Counsel At US Health Group: “We’re Going To Have Another Public Outcry About, ‘If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It.’” “‘We're going to have another public outcry about, ‘if you like your health plan, you can keep it,’’ says Pat O'Neill, general counsel at US Health Group, which sells fixed-benefit plans. ‘Not as long as its fixed benefit, you can't.’” (Sarah Kliff, “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Might Lose It. Again,” Vox, 4/24/14)

New ObamaCare Regulations Would Make The “Less Expensive” Fixed Benefit Plans Illegal, Forcing People Into More Expensive Health Plans. “These plans are less expensive than regular medical insurance because they are less robust. And new federal regulations would make it illegal for insurers to sell these plans as stand-alone insurance coverage. Instead, the Obama administration only wants to allow people to buy fixed-benefit plans as supplemental insurance to a more comprehensive medical plan.” (Sarah Kliff, “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Might Lose It. Again,” Vox, 4/24/14)

People With Fixed Benefit Plans Are Already Facing The Individual Mandate Penalty And Now Will Have Fewer Choices

Americans With Fixed Benefit Health Plans Were Already Subject To The Individual Mandate And Bought A Plan “As A Stopgap.”“It's worth being clear that even now a fixed-benefit plan doesn't satisfy the individual mandate. The new rule would mainly affect people who had chosen to pay the individual mandate, or who were exempt from the mandate, and who bought a fixed-benefit plan as a stopgap. The Obama administration is saying that they can't do that unless they also buy a more comprehensive plan.” (Sarah Kliff, “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Might Lose It. Again,” Vox, 4/24/14)

  • “Industry Sources Guess It Could Be Anywhere From In The Hundreds Of Thousands To Millions.” (Sarah Kliff, “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Might Lose It. Again,” Vox, 4/24/14)

The National Association Of Insurance Consumers: ObamaCare Regulations Will Eliminate  Coverage For People Choosing Between Health Plans And Changing Jobs. “The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, which represents state regulators, sent a letter to the Obama administration raising this type of issue. ‘This type of coverage may fill a need for certain consumers,’ the group wrote. ‘It can provide a bridge for those individuals who did not purchase coverage during the open enrollment period and are not eligible for a special enrollment period, or a bridge between coverages when changing jobs. Under the proposed rule, these options would be eliminated.’” (Sarah Kliff, “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Might Lose It. Again,” Vox, 4/24/14)

 

Posted on April 24, 2014 .